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- Matmor Road & E. Gum Avenue Rehabilitation Project
Matmor Road & E. Gum Avenue Rehabilitation Project
Start Date: 2022
Anticipated Completion Date: Fall 2023
The project will improve the mile-long corridor of Matmor Road from Main Street to Gibson Road, and the half-mile-long corridor of E. Gum Avenue from East Street to Matmor Road. The improvements include pavement rehabilitation, restriping narrower travel lanes to slow traffic, adding buffered bike lanes, constructing ADA-compliant curb ramps and sidewalk repairs, installing drainage improvements, and completing traffic signal improvements.
These improvements will transform the Matmor Road and E. Gum Avenue corridors into complete streets providing improved bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicle facilities to ensure the corridors meet the needs of all modes of travel.
Construction of this two-season project began in 2022.
Work during Summer and Fall 2022 consisted mainly of private utility relocations, concrete sidewalk and ADA ramp replacements, and traffic signal improvements.
Starting the week of May 22, 2023, the contractor will shift traffic as follows to accommodate roadway reconstruction:
- E. Gum Avenue: Both lanes of traffic from East St. to Matmor Road will shift to the southern half of the roadway while work occurs on the northern portion of the road.
- Matmor Road: Both lanes of traffic from E. Main St. to Gibson Road will shift to the eastern half of the roadway while construction occurs on the western portion of the road.
Upon completion of this phase of construction, traffic will be switched to the opposite sides of the roads to allow completion of the roadway improvements. During construction, please prepare for significant traffic impacts on Matmor Road and E. Gum Avenue and adjacent side streets including:
- Reduced access
- Traffic signal operation changes
- Lane closures
- Some short-term full road closures
During construction, one lane in each direction will be available for traffic. Access to adjacent homes and businesses will be maintained through the project area. Signs requesting that drivers consider alternate routes will be placed.
We anticipate that this project will be complete by Fall 2023.